Black Ensemble Theater
The only African American theater located in the culturally, racially and ethnically diverse north side Uptown community, BE’s audience demographics are 50 % African American, 40% Caucasian and 10% other races; and 70% female, 30% male.
Through its Five Play Season of Excellence, The Black Ensemble Theater dazzles audiences locally, nationally and internationally with outstanding original musicals that are entertaining, educational and uplifting. The Black Ensemble Theater has produced more than 100 productions and employed over 5,000 artists. Our productions consistently receive Joseph Jefferson, African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Theater Alliance nominations and awards.